The IGS UK is the UK chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society.

The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products.

Upcoming Events

IGS UK/YGG: Sealing Systems for Containment @ The Adelphi,
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Evening Lecture: Sealing Systems for Containment
Speaker: Chris Quirk, Naue.

JOINT MEETING with Yorkshire Geotechnical Group
Tuesday 30th April 2019

The Adelphi, 1-3 Hunsley Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

Refreshments from 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

The presentation will look at the continued development of geosynthetics for use in containment applications with reference to current Environment Agency Guidance. It will also look at how new developments can allow this Guidance to be relaxed, once fully understood. The presentation will also look at how Eurocode 7 has an impact on the use of geosynthetics in containment to ensure real data, not assumed figures need to be used. It will also look at the pitfalls of using the wrong type of test. The presentation will also look at case studies to see how we can avoid mistakes and ensure the use of “state of the art material” to meet current regulatory requirements.

Register Here (External Link to YGG Event):

MGS: The use of geosynthetics in environmental applications @ The University of Birmingham
May 13 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

The use of geosynthetics in environmental applications

Speaker: Dr Russell Jones, Golder Associates

JOINT OPEN MEETING with the Midland Geotechnical Society (MGS)
Monday 13th May 2018

Time: Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches from 18:15, Lecture commences at 19:00.

Location: Lecture Theatre G31 in the Civil & Mechanical Engineering Building (no. 8 on the Edgbaston Campus Map), The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

Event Flyer: TBC

IGS UK/IStructE: Bituminous geomembranes: their use in military contexts, historical perspectives @ Institution of Structural Engineers
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Bituminous geomembranes: their use in military contexts, historical perspectives

Speaker: Eugene Gallager, Bill Craig and Sam Hunt

JOINT OPEN MEETING with the History of Structural Engineering Study Group of the the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
Tuesday 14th May 2019

Time: Tea & Coffee from 17:30, Lecture commences at 18:00.

Location: Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

Event Flyer: IGS_UK_Flyer_Bituminous_Geomembranes_14May2019

IGS UK/BGA Invitational 2019 @ Institution of Civil Engineers
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

19th BGA Invitational Lecture: TBC
Speaker: TBC

JOINT MEETING with British Geotechnical Association
Wednesday 16th October 2019

Tea/Coffee Available from 17:30

Lecture Start: 18:00

Location: One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

Flyer: TBC

Previous Invitational Lecturers

IGS UK/EGGS: AGM and Topic TBC @ The Geological Society, Burlington House, london
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

IGS UK Annual General Meeting, followed by:

Title: TBC

Speaker: TBC

JOINT MEETING with the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS)
Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Time: Tea & Coffee from 17:30, AGM commences at 18:00, followed shortly after by lecture.

Location: Geological Society, Burlington House, W1J 0BA, UK

AGM Notification: TBC
2018 AGM Minutes: TBC

International Geosynthetics Society

IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

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